Unleashing potential of digital finance could have transformational impact on sustainable development says group of financial, business, government and development leaders convened by the UN Secretary-General The unprecedented social and economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on...
he COVID-19 pandemic has strained the global economy and put millions of people under financial stress. Understandably, people from all walks of life started looking for alternative income streams. In honour of Women's Month this August, a global peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace, Paxful, (Paxful.com) is shining a spotlight on women...
In Africa, the maturity of a startup raising seed funds is arguably higher than in other continents due to the scarcity of capital Startup entrepreneurs are working to harness Africa's potential. Together they represent a critical pipeline of innovation that...
PataTutor, an edtech startup, will launch Kenya’s first ever education-based online marketplace in Nairobi at the end of August 2020. The web app will allow parents and students to find, compare, book, and pay for affordable, verified, and professional private academic tutors. “Teachers and...
By Perminus Wainaina Resigning from a well-paying job and diving into the deep end of entrepreneurship was one of the boldest moves I have ever made in my career. A decade ago, I made a choice to quit a good job...
More than three quarters of people say they are “very concerned” about the environment and feel companies should be doing more to address their impact on the planet . As consumers look for ways to help tackle climate change through their own positive actions, many are limiting...
Finalists will compete for the top crown on August 21 and be inducted into the Ecobank Fintech Fellowship to pursue commercial partnerships in Ecobank’s 33 markets cross Africa Ecobank Group has announced the finalists from the 2020 Ecobank Fintech Challenge. The challenge,...
By Deanna deBara People love coffee. In fact, many people would argue that they can’t live without coffee. And if you’re thinking about opening a coffee shop, all of those people? They’re potential customers. Opening a coffee shop can be an incredible business opportunity—but...
As the pandemic rages on, the chance to capitalize on the growing student demographics by leveraging on local insights to provide high quality accommodation in the right location at affordable costs remains a real opportunity for residential investors in Kenya. By Tilda Mwai
Many insurance businesses have been forced to speed up their digital transformation efforts but could a hybrid business model be the industry’s future? By Travys WilkinsWhen government first announced a national lockdown back in March, countless businesses were left scrambling to make working from...